Date: 19th July 2023 at 5:13pm
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Tottenham Hotspur suffered a defeat against West Ham United in their first pre-season friendly on Tuesday. 

The Hammers went 2-0 up early on, before the Lilywhites pegged their opponents back through Giovani Lo Celso and Destiny Udogie.

West Ham forward Gianluca Scamacca’s late strike was enough to earn his side a 3-2 victory, though, with Ange Postecoglou suffering a loss in his first non-competitive match in charge of the club.

The Australian will be keen to bolster his squad ahead of the upcoming season, and it appears that the North London outfit could be set to battle it out with West Ham once again in the race to sign a Premier League midfielder.

As per Football Insider, Spurs have joined the Hammers in the race to sign Chelsea’s Conor Gallagher.

The Englishman is one of several players that have been linked with a move away from Stamford Bridge, despite no fewer than nine senior players having already left the club so far this summer.

Gallagher is said to be a target for both Tottenham and West Ham

The report claims that Chelsea are demanding a fee in the region of £40 million for Gallagher, who is a product of the club’s youth academy.

Gallagher, 23, made 45 appearances across all competitions for the Blues last term during what was a breakthrough season for the player.

Having previously spent time on loan with both West Bromwich Albion and Crystal Palace, Gallagher returned to Stamford Bridge last summer and played an important role under Thomas Tuchel, Graham Potter and Frank Lampard.

West Ham are said to have officially opened talks with their rivals over a potential deal for the player, but Spurs have also now shown an interest and could rival the Hammers for the player’s signature.

It is also claimed that West Ham, who recently sold Declan Rice to Arsenal for a British record fee of £105 million, were hoping to agree a fee of around £30 million for Gallagher as they look to bolster their midfield options.

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